Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair this Winter

Simple Ways to Avoid Calling for Furnace Repair This Winter

We always rely on our furnace in the winter, whether we see we are or not. To ensure that your furnace doesn’t surprise you with any breakdowns or problems for the rest of the winter, inspect that you are up to date with routine furnace maintenance. In addition to these annual tune-ups, there are a few straightforward inspections that you can make yourself on your furnace system and reduce the probability of emergency furnace repair, such as:

  1. Checking your thermostat - your furnace issues could be as plain as exhausted batteries in your thermostat. While your system will typically give you a month’s notice before the battery dies, it’s easy to miss the beep or light signal. If you check and your batteries are A-OK, double check that your thermostat is positioned to “heat” instead of “cool.” It can also be easy to not recall to switch this setting during the temperature changes, and you never know who’s been messing with your thermostat. Still no luck? You may have to change your fan setting to “on” rather than “auto.” This will keep your fan blowing air, despite if your furnace is heating. But bear in mind if you do this switch, you must also remember to…

  2. Change your air filters - furnace failures are usually caused by dirty filters-- from the filth and particles that gather on your filter. This can force your furnace to work harder than it needs to and can even give off a foul, burnt smell when kicking on. Swapping your furnace filters are the most painless way keep your furnace running well.

  3. Keeping your air vents open – 1.many people think that sealing vents to empty rooms is crafty and it sounds like it would save you money. But sealing off vents often makes your system to overwork and can cause distress on your furnace. Temperatures in heated rooms will escape into other unheated rooms through internal, uninsulated walls and create a disparity in the comfort of your home.

By observing these simple tricks and keeping up with your planned furnace service, your furnace should operate smoothly and efficiently all through the season. If you haven’t booked your furnace maintenance yet for this year, give our professionals at 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Lake Forest a call at 949-204-0859 or easily arrange an appointment with us online.

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